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Los Lobos - The Ride (2004)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 22, 2018
Los Lobos - The Ride (2004)

Los Lobos - The Ride (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 411 MB | No Scans
Genre: Rock, Latin, Funk / Soul | Label: Fontana Mammoth | Catalog Number: 2061 62443-2

After hitting a creative peak in the early '90s, Los Lobos settled into a decade-long groove that was perhaps a little too comfortable. The band's twelfth studio CD, The Ride, tries to shake things up a bit, and mostly succeeds by pairing the group with a string of collaborators similar to Carlos Santana's Supernatural. Only instead of the young hit-makers that propelled Santana's comeback, The Ride matches Los Lobos with early influences (Bobby Womack, Little Willie G) and long-time friends (Dave Alvin, Elvis Costello)..

Anna and the Wolves / Ana y los lobos (1973)  Video

Posted by Without at April 23, 2018
Anna and the Wolves / Ana y los lobos (1973)

Anna and the Wolves / Ana y los lobos (1973)
BRRip | AVI | 720x392 | XviD@1599 kb/s | Spanish MP3@192 kb/s
Subs: English | 2 channels | 1 h 40 min | 1.27 GB
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x696 | AVC@4730 kb/s | Spanish DTS@1509 kb/s
Subs: English | 6 channels | 1 h 40 min | 4.37 GB
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x1040 | AVC@9414 kb/s | Spanish DTS@1509 kb/s
Subs: English | 6 channels | 1 h 40 min | 7.65 GB
Genre: Drama

The young but travelled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by death and having constant nervous breakdowns; her son José was raised dressing in girl's clothes until his First Communion and is obsessed by military clothes and paraphernalia; Juan, the father of the three girls, a pervert since his childhood, writes pornographic letters to Ana; his wife, Luchy, has suicidal tendencies; and the mystic and religious eremite Fernando, who was inflicted to flagellation in his childhood, lives as a recluse in a cave. The presence of Ana disturbs the three brothers with tragic consequences.
Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete String Quartets - Cuarteto Latinoamericano (2004) {6 CD Brilliant Classsics 6634 rec 1994-2000}

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Complete String Quartets - Cuarteto Latinoamericano (2004) {6 CD Brilliant Classsics 6634 rec 1994-2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.92 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 914 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 135 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994-2000, 2004 Brilliant Classsics | 6634
Classical / Early 20th Century / Contemporary Classical / Chamber Music / String Quartet

These fine performances constitute the only complete cycle currently available of the 17 string quartets that pepper Villa-Lobos' entire career. The suite-like, five-movement No. 1, with its adorable "like a jumping bean" finale, is deceptive. Most of these are resoundingly neo-classical works full of acerbic harmonies and typically busy counterpoint, with few overtly nationalistic elements. Of course they sound just like Villa-Lobos, who was himself something of a "nationalistic element" when you come right down to it. The series reaches its culmination in the large works composed around the time of the Second World War, Nos. 7-11, which really do constitute landmark 20th century contributions to the form on a par with those of Shostakovich and Bartók.
Heitor Villa-Lobos - par lui-meme (1991) {6CD Box Set EMI Classics CDZF 7672292 rec 1954-1958}

Heitor Villa-Lobos - par lui-même (1991) {6CD Box Set EMI Classics CDZF 7672292 rec 1954-1958}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.36 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 0.98 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954-58, 1991 EMI France / EMI Classics | CDZF 7 67229 2
Classical / Orchestral / Early 20th Century / Contemporary Classical

This 6-CD set of "Villa-Lobos par lui-même" ("Villa Lobos performed by himself") presents the complete recordings made for Pathé between 1954 and 1958 and conducted by, or (in the case of the occasional Bachianas Brasileiras or Chôros scored for piano or duet) made under the supervision of the composer. As many of his contemporaries who made Paris their second home (Enescu comes to mind), Villa-Lobos shared his life between his native Brazil and Paris. Thus it has an important historical value.

Mulheres da Beira (1923) + Os Lobos (1923)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 24, 2018
Mulheres da Beira (1923) + Os Lobos (1923)

Mulheres da Beira (1923) + Os Lobos (1923)
DVD Video | PAL 16:9 | 720x576 | 1hr 28mn + 1hr 20mn | 5.72 Gb + 7.06 Gb
Portugues (Music Score): LinearPCM, 2 ch \ Dolby AC3, 6 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Romance, Silent

Version restored by the Portuguese cinematheque. Fantastic masterpiece of European silent film.
Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011) works by Handel, Michael Nyman, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Ravel, Philip Glass, Faure, McGlynn  etc

Gerard McChrystal - Aria (2011)
with Shiroma de Silva, piano; Craig Ogden, guitar; Smith Quartet
Codetta; Trinity Laban String Ensemble; Nic Pendlebury, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber, Saxophone | Label: First Hand | # FHR13 | Time: 01:13:40

This brilliantly devised CD from Gerard McChrystal is a deeply personal album; at times mystical, the music is always beautiful and captivating. Indeed 'Aria' has similar qualities to Jan Gabarek's 'Officium' (which sold 1.4 million copies) and will appeal to this fan-base. Featuring soprano and alto saxophone with a colourful array of different ensemble accompaniments — string orchestra, choir, guitar, piano, solo, string quartet and electronics. Baroque music blends seamlessly with contemporary; Handel resolves into Michael Nyman, Debussy's Syrinx morphs into Ravel's Piece en forme de habanera. All the tracks lead to the next by key or by starting and ending on the same note. Other works include Philip Glass Façades, Faure Les Berceaux, Bozza Aria, as well as original works by Billy Cowie, Karen Tanaka, Andy Scott and Michael McGlynn (from the vocal group Anúna who featured in Riverdance). Accompanying Gerard on this album are some of the UK's finest classical musicians including the Smith Quartet and the No. 1 best-selling classical artist, guitarist Craig Ogden. Gerard McChrystal is a multi-award winning saxophonist who has performed as a soloist in over 30 countries with many of the World's leading orchestras and ensembles.
Heitor Villa-Lobos - The Complete Choros & Bachianas Brasileiras (2009) {7CD Set BIS-CD-1830-32 rec 1995-2008}

Heitor Villa-Lobos - The Complete Choros & Bachianas Brasileiras (2009) {7CD Set BIS-CD-1830-32 rec 1995-2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.11 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.20 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 108 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995-2008, 2009 BIS Records AB | BIS-CD-1830-32
Classical / Orchestral / Vocal Music / Chamber Music

Here's an easy call: these are the finest recordings of these works currently available. In reviewing the individual releases, I had perhaps one small reservation concerning the disc containing Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, but this evaporates in the face of the achievement as a whole. Both cycles, the Bachianas Brasileiras and the Choros, constitute two of the most original, colorful, and enjoyable collections of works by any 20th-century composer. They belong in every serious record collection, and they have never been so consistently well performed and recorded. At last, Villa-Lobos' compatriots have managed to do his quirky genius full justice. The excellent disc of solo guitar music makes a fine and thoughtful bonus, and at seven discs for the price of three, you'd have to be insane not to grab this set immediately.
Evgeny Svetlanov, Natalya Gerasimova - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Florestas do Amazonas (1996)

Evgeny Svetlanov, Natalya Gerasimova - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Florestas do Amazonas (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 292.33 Mb + 17.78 Mb (Scans) | 69:43
Classical | Country: Russia | Label: Russian Disc (RDCD 00530)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887—1959), a Brazilian composer, was the first South American composer who has become world-famous. He was also a pianist and a teacher. He left prolific output, including 6 operas, 5 ballets, 12 symphonies, an Operetta, 17 string quartets, a lot of chamber music for various instruments, songs etc., written in varied styles but frequently with pronounced ‘national' flavour. He composed 14 works called "Choros" for various combinations (some including Brazilian native instruments), explaining the title as synthesizing different modalities of Brazilian, South American Indian and popular music, and having for principal elements rhythm and any typical melody of popular character'. His 'Bachianas Brasileiras' are supposed evocations of Bach in a Brazilian spirit.
Antonio Meneses, Víctor Pablo Pérez - Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1999)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra (1999)
Antonio Meneses, cello; Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Víctor Pablo Pérez, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Auvidis-Valois | # V 4843 | Time: 01:04:12

These three magnificent works belong in the repertoire of cellists everywhere. They are full of Villa-Lobos’ signature exotic instrumental textures, folk-like melodies, and abundant invention. They are also harder than hell to play, and difficult to balance. Villa-Lobos was a cellist himself, and loved the instrument’s low, dark register. Penetrating his dense orchestration without making the instrument sound like a dying cow is just one of the many challenges facing cellists attempting to come to grips with this marvelously expressive music, though recordings can solve this problem with sensitive microphone placement. Antonio Meneses understands both the music and its performance problems, and his lower register manages to sound gruff without undue signs of bovine distress. He’s helped by some very sensitive accompaniments; Pérez projects the music’s lush timbres without laying it on too thick.
Andre Kostelanetz - Plays Music Of Villa-Lobos & Conducts Music From Spain (1974) [Reissue 2017] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

André Kostelanetz - Plays Music Of Villa-Lobos & Conducts Music From Spain (1974) [Reissue 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:45 minutes | Scans included | 3,45 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,51 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # CDLK 4594